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Freedom Records was a jazz record label headed by Shel Safran and founded by Alan Bates as a division of
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. Individual recordings were distributed via
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during the early 1970s before the company was bought by
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with the imprint dubbed Arista/Freedom in 1975.


Discography

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- '' Paper Man'' *1003:
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'' *1005: Cecil Taylor - ''Silent Tongues'' *1006: Roswell Rudd - ''Flexible Flyer'' *1007: Andrew Hill (jazz musician), Andrew Hill - ''Spiral (Andrew Hill album), Spiral'' *1008: Oliver Lake - ''Heavy Spirits'' *1009: Stanley Cowell - ''Brilliant Circles'' *1010: Roland Hanna - ''Perugia'' *1011: Dewey Redman - ''Look for the Black Star'' *1012: Julius Hemphill - ''Coon Bid'ness'' *1013: Mal Waldron - ''Blues for Lady Day'' *1014:
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Randy Weston
- ''Blues to Africa'' *1015: Frank Lowe - ''Fresh'' *1016: Archie Shepp - ''There's a Trumpet in My Soul'' *1017: Tolliver, Charles - ''The Ringer (album), The Ringer'' *1018: Ayler, Albert - ''Witches & Devils'' *1019: New York Mary - ''New York Mary'' *1020: Hampton Hawes - ''Live at the Montmartre'' *1021: Ted Curson - ''Tears for Dolphy'' *1022: Human Arts Ensemble - ''Under the Sun'' *1023: Hill, Andrew - ''Live at Montreux (Andrew Hill album), Live At Montreux'' *1024: Oliver Lake - ''Ntu'' *1025: John Payne & Louis Levin - ''Bedtime Stories'' *1026: Randy Weston - ''Berkshire Blues'' *1027: Shepp, Archie - ''Montreux One'' *1028: Julius Hemphill - ''Dogon A.D.'' *1029: Rudd, Roswell - ''Inside Job'' *1030: Ted Curson - ''Flip Top'' *1031: Jan Garbarek - ''Esoteric Circle'' *1032: Stanley Cowell - ''Blues for the Viet Cong'' *1033: Stephane Grappelli - ''Parisian Thoroughfare'' *1034: Archie Shepp - ''Montreux Two'' *1035: New York Mary - ''Piece of the Apple'' *1036: Payne, John & Louis Levin - ''Razor's Edge'' *1037: Richard Teitelbaum and Anthony Braxton - ''Time Zones (album), Time Zones'' *1038: Cecil Taylor - ''Indent (album), Indent'' *1039: Human Arts Ensemble - ''Whisper Of Dharma'' *1040: Miroslav Vitous - ''Miroslav'' *1041: Dudu Pukwana - ''Diamond Express'' *1042: Mal Waldron - ''Signals (Mal Waldron album), Signals'' *1043: Hawes, Hampton - ''A Little Copenhagen Night Music'' *1900: Ornette Coleman - ''The Great London Concert'' *1901: Paul Bley - ''Copenhagen And Haarlem'' *1902: Braxton, Anthony - ''The Complete Braxton 1971'' *1903: Art Ensemble Of Chicago - ''Paris Session'' (''The Spiritual (album), The Spiritual'' and ''Tutankhamun (album), Tutankhamun'' reissued together) *1904:
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- ''Duets'' *1905: Taylor, Cecil - ''Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come'' *1906: Dave Burrell - ''High Won-High Two''


See also

* List of record labels


References


External links


Freedom Records at www.jazzdiscography.com
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